Northwest Endodontic Specialists Offers Root Canals in Olympia and Surrounding Areas
What is root canal treatment?
The inner part of your tooth contains pulp, comprised of nerves and blood vessels, that fills the root canals of your inner teeth. The pulp can become infected due to tooth decay, fracture or trauma. During root canal therapy, we remove the damaged pulp, clean the root canal system and seal it. This process saves the natural tooth and allows you to avoid a bridge, bone graft and dental implant.
Comfortable, Pain-Free Root Canal Care
These days, root canal treatment is comfortable and pain-free. The tooth is numb for the entire procedure (and some hours after), and any discomfort after the procedure is typically well controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Most people find that having a root canal is similar to having a filling done and, if they had a toothache prior to the procedure, they are relieved to find that it is gone with the removal of the infection. If you are nervous about having a root canal, we can set your mind at ease to help you have a comfortable, pain-free experience in our office.
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Saving Teeth with Endodontics
No artificial crown, dental implant or other prosthesis can ever measure up to the strength, function and aesthetic qualities of your natural tooth. Best practices in dentistry are to save teeth rather than extract them whenever possible, and it is through the process of endodontics that damaged teeth are saved.
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy:
- Severe Tooth Decay – where the decay is extensive, in or approaching the root system.
- Fractured Teeth – any fracture in the tooth is an invitation for bacteria to enter the root areas and cause infection, eventually compromising the entire tooth.
- Dead Nerves – this is a sure sign that extensive damage has been done to the tooth roots.
- Infections and Abscesses – abscessed teeth have infected roots, and only a thorough root canal treatment can save the tooth at this point.
Symptoms of Tooth Infections:
- Pain, swelling or redness around tooth
- Darkening of the tooth (discoloration)
- Pain while chewing
If you have any of these signs of infection in your mouth, give us a call at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 – the sooner you are seen by a professional, the more likely you will be able to save your tooth.
Root Canal Procedure: What’s It Like?
First, the tooth will be anesthetized. Once it is numb, a dental dam will be placed over the tooth to isolate it. Next, we will make an opening in the crown of the tooth and clean the infected pulp out of the chamber. The chamber is then filled and a filling or temporary crown is placed on top to protect the area. The procedure doesn’t take much longer than a filling, and you will be just as comfortable. The final crown will be restored by your general dentist.
Are you in pain? Don’t wait any longer! Call Northwest Endodontic Specialists at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636 to schedule your appointment right away!
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
The Cost of Root Canal Therapy
The cost of your root canal will vary based on the amount of damage to your tooth and your insurance benefits. Keep in mind that endodontic treatment is healthier, less painful and far less expensive than extraction and tooth replacement.
Ultimately, we are here to ease your fears about root canal therapy – please don’t hesitate to reach out for information.
New Patient? Please visit our Endodontic FAQ page for more information.
Post-Op? Please see our surgical instructions page and call us with any concerns you may have at Olympia Office Phone Number 360-459-3636.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
Northwest Endodontic Specialists
Patient Review By Donald H
Nobody wants to have a root canal procedure, but if you have to, Dr. Goerig is the one you want to do it. He is fast and deliberate, so the experience is short, but yet he he is accurate and produces excellent results. Plus, he provides hilarious entertainment as he works. I walked in dreading what I thought was about to come. I left feeling like I had made new friends who actually cared about me. Professionalism at it's best!
- Donald H
Patient Review By KIM s
My experience with Northwest Endodontic clinic was fantastic. I have always had issues with pain with dental procedures. I'm pleased to say they made it pain free. I actually felt no pain. They were professional but also put me at ease. I would recommend coming here as I have a renewed faith in getting dental work done. Everyone was friendly from the people at the desk to Autumn, James and Dr Goerig. I will definitely come back for any future dental work that I need. Thank you so much!!
- KIM s
Patient Review By Deborah A
I was so pleased and impressed with the integrity, efficiency and skills of Dr. Behnen and his staff. I appreciated that everything happening was explained clearly and they were very attentive to my needs, making sure I was comfortable and relaxed in body and mind. The office staff is friendly and efficient as well. I feel very fortunate to be cared for by Dr. Behnen and this practice!
- Deborah A
Patient Review By Paul k
Quick and easy. Totally stress and anxiety free procedure.
- Paul k
Patient Review By Beth C
Dr Goerig came highly recommended to me by a friend. I had a lot of anxiety about having a root canal because of prior experience many years ago. I commented afterwards that my anxiety prior to the experience was worse than the experience of having the procedure. It was simple, painless and nothing like my prior experience. I was impressed with the multiple scans before, during and after the procedure to verify that everything was done correctly. If you need to have this done, this is the way to go.
- Beth C
Patient Review By Nora S
Being my first Root Canal I was anxious and nervous. No need for that here. Everyone was very kind in the office. Dr. David Goerig and Catherine made it anxious free and pain free. No need to be worried coming here. Also, they are very skilled and swift at their work. They work very well together. This is very much appreciated. Thank you, Thank you
- Nora S
Patient Review By Jason Dahlin D
Overall visit was Awesome! I hate the Dentist visits usually. Stefanie was beyond amazing. She made me feel super comfortable. Dr. David was outstanding also.
- Jason Dahlin D
Patient Review By Angel Tracy A
Dr. Goerig was amazing. He was friendly, kind, and understanding. Autumn and Stefanie also made me feel relaxed. Thank you very much!
- Angel Tracy A
Patient Review By Nathaniel R
I couldn't be happier with the procedure. I was able to get in fast and the work done was top notch.
- Nathaniel R
Patient Review By Tim Downes P
Incredible experience! True human beings! Thank You for everything!! Mr. Timothy P. Downes
- Tim Downes P
Patient Review By Kayla P
Wonderful first time experience. Explained procedure and made time for all questions and concerns.Procedure was quick and painless, took care of all worries. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend.
- Kayla P
Patient Review By Marcia R
Fantastic care and attitude. Having such a friendly service made the procedure great.
- Marcia R
Patient Review By Robert J
I was quite comfortable!
- Robert J
Patient Review By Stacia P
Everyone was very friendly and efficient. Thanks for making this as easy as possible!
- Stacia P
Patient Review By Kristin K
All staff were friendly and considerate. I had zero pain during my procedure and I would highly recommend!
- Kristin K
Patient Review By Richard D
That went extremely well. Basically, compared to my memory of root canals back in the 90s, this was a piece of cake.
- Richard D
Patient Review By Wanda Williams
went very well, he did a very good job.
- Wanda Williams
Patient Review By Wayne Gibler G
Best dental experience ever. Fast and pain free root canal. This is the place for a great experience DR Albert Goerig and all the staff are great. Thank you very much.
- Wayne Gibler G
Patient Review By craig G
This was the fastest most painless dental procedure I have ever experienced, accompanied by professionalism and light hearted mannerisms that set me at ease and kept me informed at all points of the procedure. Thank you
- craig G
Patient Review By Arline L
Dr. Behnen is so gentle and all staff are so caring and nice.
- Arline L